an Expanded Platform for tracking ticks in Canada

As the days get warmer and many provinces and territories across Canada start to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, many Canadians are expected to head outdoors. Unfortunately, ticks do not obey physical distancing measures and some species are of particular public health concern. This blog article discusses how the recently expanded can help Canadians learn from each other about tick hotspots.

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The European fire ant: Are they more than picnic pests?

As summer returns to Canada, many people will be heading out to parks and green spaces. One unwelcome guest at your next picnic could be the European Fire Ant, an invasive species cropping up across the country. The NCCEH has a new blog about these small but powerful pests that provides an overview of where they live, the havoc they can cause, and why people are so concerned about their emergence across the country.


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Asian Giant Hornets on Canada’s West Coast 

One of this month’s NCCEH blogs focuses on the Asian Giant Hornet, an enormous and vicious species that was recently dubbed the “Murder Hornet”. The blog provides an overview of the hornet, how it got its nickname and what their recent arrival in the Pacific Northwest might mean for residents, both human and honeybee.




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Using Hand Sanitizers Safely During the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Hand sanitizer use continues to be prevalent during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, increased use and new formulations have led to accidents and sparked concerns over safety. The NCCEH has developed a poster that clearly outlines what people need to know to reduce their risk but still get the most out of this handy product.

Various COVID Positions - Environmental Health Officer, Travelling Public Program

  • This process will be used to staff immediate and future EG-06 vacant positions of various linguistic profiles, conditions of employment, geographic locations, security requirements and various tenures (permanent, specified term, acting, deployment, assignment, term, secondment) within the Public Health Agency of Canada. As a result of the potential and possible use of the selection process and subsequent pool by hiring managers, we encourage all employees seeking this type of opportunity to apply.

Scholarship Opportunity

  • The Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health supports graduate students working on research projects in partnership with one or more indigenous and/or non-indigenous British Columbia communities that are addressing air quality, environmental health issues and/or promoting environmental sustainability through cooperative initiatives. The scholarship is an award of $3,000. Applications for the 2020 scholarship are being accepted now through June 15, 2020.

Preparing and Conducting Work Meetings Within the Context of the Health Impact Assessment Process

  • Created by the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHP), this guide is designed for teams responsible for carrying out an Health Impact Assessment (HIA) but also for anyone who might participate in an HIA process.It contains information that will help determine 1) the tasks to be carried out in preparation for the meeting 2) the meeting's agenda 3) the support materials that might be required for the meeting 4) how much time to allocate for the meeting. It also provides practical advice to ensure the meetings run smoothly.

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